The world of Polynesia is an exotic but complicated place with its many religions and beliefs. The Polynesian myths include a creation myth describing how the cosmos came into being. The cosmos derives from an original emptiness (kore), primal darkness (po), and gradually gave way to sun, moon, and stars. Gods (Atua), Nature, and humankind emerged, each sharing in the creation drama. The uncreated source (numu) is left undescribed or personified as a great creator-god, Tangaroa.